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SMBs is the SWEET SPOT of CYBERCRIME

February 15, 2022 | Knowledge Base

SMBs is the SWEET SPOT of CYBERCRIME

When it comes to protecting your company, you need to know for certain, without any lingering doubts, that you are doing everything you can to avoid being an easy target for Cybercriminals.

Media coverage has influenced the minds of many leaders to believe that smaller companies are safe... that Cybercriminals only go after the bigger fish in the sea. Well, as of 2022, an increase in attacks on smaller companies has become increasingly evident. Collectively, these attacks hold substantial economic value and are often a result of poor security expertise. Regardless of size, companies should be prepared in case of an attack, as our VIP Wayne Westernacher - Schneider always says "It's better to be proactive than reactive" 

According to a recent report by the Ponemon Institute, the biggest challenge faced by SMBs is a shortage of personnel to deal with cyber-risks, attacks, and vulnerabilities, while the second greatest problem revolves around limited budgets. 

Keep in mind that cyber-attacks are a result of human error. According to a study conducted by Barracuda, 90% of attacks are still successful due to human error, and 51% of these attacks are phishing.  

Even with a limited budget, companies can still implement cost-effective measures to prevent attacks on your business. By simply adding 2MFA and ensuring all employees are trained to spot a phishing email, you will have already taken the first steps toward becoming Cybersafe. 

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To get started, we highly recommend conducting a cybersecurity assessment of your IT infrastructure if you haven't done one in the last 6 months. This will help you understand your business security status and let the cybersecurity experts guide you on the next steps. If you want to learn about our Cyber Security Assessment, get in touch with us at 905.474.4332.

 

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